Kirkhope is proud to have achieved 6 Green Flag Awards.
Kirkhope and Yarrow primary schools were lucky to be part of the Eagle School program. Philip, from the South of Scotland Eagle Project, came to see us each week this term to explore Eagle ecology, their place in history and culture and to learn how to identify Eagles from other birds of prey in their area. We have learned so much about Golden Eagles and the highlight was a visit from some birds from the Kielder Birds of Prey Centre.
Golden Eagle Project
Our new "Discovery Den" was officially opened by Donna Manson, SBC's Service Director for Children & Young People, on Friday 22nd April 2016. A fantastic morning was had by all including pupils, staff, community members and councillors. Thanks to all who came along to support the project.
Our Eco School
Pupil-managed eco action plan and eco-committee
Community involvement in eco-projects
Integration into curriculum
Focus on outdoor learning in the local environment
School vegetable garden
Onsite solar generation with pupil monitoring
Partnership with Woodland Trust tree planting initiative